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The Festival runs April 22-25, 2021 - Four Great Days in April! @worldfest #Worldfest #FilmFestival #Festival #Houston #Texas  


You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming 54th  Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival! The oldest Independent Film Festival in the whole wide world! WorldFest gave first awards to giants of the film industry, including Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Ridely Scott, John Lee Hancock, Guillermo del Toro, Randal Kleiser, Oliver Stone, David Lynch and literally hundreds more! We are happy to accept Online FilmFreeway Screeners! We have Big LG 110" Digital Screens for our juries! Not little laptops. Since we show our Remi Winners on big Cinemark Theatre screens, it seems right that we look at your production on a big flat screen! We do also accept DVD, BLURAY or USB FLASH/PEN/JUMP DRIVE for juding and for Theater Screening. Region Zero, please! (If you win a Remi, you may be screened on big Cinemark Theatre 60-foot screens to 600+ theater audience!! So we need a BluRay or Jump Drive for the DCP screening! Large juries view your entry on a big digital screen, not a little laptop! {Screenplay entries must be bound}! We will personally confirm your entry's arrival. We will personally let you know the jury results, and if you win a Remi Award, we will invite you to attend the 53rd WorldFest, and you will receive a complimentary $1,000 VIP Platinum Festival Pass! We do prefer Premieres! We discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, The Coen Brothers, Coppola and David Lynch, with their Premieres - those many new festivals did not! Therefore WorldFest requires a Premiere of some level, World, USA, South West! If your entry if it has been all over, we reserve those screening slots for true Premieres, but you could still win a Remi Award. 

Script Winners receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. 
InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

WorldFest was founded over 54 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for the Independent filmmakers. Hunter Todd has been honored with more than 115 international awards for creative excellence in film production, and he has been the producer, director, writer and/or cameraman on more than 300 motion picture and video productions. He has served as the member of the International Jury on more than 27 world-wide film festivals, from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Korea, Ireland and Bulgaria. The mission/vision statement of WorldFest is ~ To recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, to validate brilliant abilities and to promote cultural tourism for Houston, to develop film production in the region and to add to the rich cultural fabric of the city of Houston. All members of the WorldFest staff are filmmakers.


The 53rd 2020 WorldFest-Houston Major Remi Awards!

Sarah Felberbaum as Betty Bottone, "None Like Us", (Nessuno Come Noi )       Best Actress WorldFest 2020


Grand Remi Winner “None Like Us” (Nessuno Come Noi) directed by Volfgango de Biasi, Italy

In what would have been The 15th Annual Panorama Italia at this year’s WorldFest 53rd edition, None Like Us (Nessuno Come Noi) directed by Volfango de Biasi (who had been expected to attend) was awarded Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress in a triple play ...!  

None Like Us is the delectable love story set in Turin, in the 80’s where eternal optimist high school teacher, Betty Bottone (Sarah Felberbaum) comes to search for true love with the handsome cad, University Professor Umberto Fioravanti (Alessandro Preziosi) father to Romeo, (Leonardo Pazzagli) a new & troublesome student in her class. Betty keeps believing that love will ultimately conquer all.

With a talented ensemble cast and a near record number of WorldFest top actor nominations None Like Us won the Grand (Best of Show) in a close race among the following films:


The other Special Jury Awards (SJA) top contenders in Feature Films at WorldFest were:

Asfixia (Mexico) by Kenya Márquez, Bullet Trip (Japan) by Nozomu Kasagi,

Driveways (USA) by Andrew Ahn, Good Game: The Beginning (Turkey) by Umut Aral,

Tokyo Offerings Flower (Japan) by Masaya Kato, The Perfect Patient ~ Quick (Sweden) by Mikael Håfström, Raising Buchanan (USA) by Bruce Dellis,

Out Stealing Horses (Norway ) by Hans Petter Moland and last but not least,

Song of Love (Inner Mongolia) by Peng Jun.

WorldFest 2020 Grand REMI Awards for other Major Categories:



 Andrew Ball-Shaw, Director, Writer, UK



 Charles - Antoine de Rouvre / Sophie Bocquillon, Writers

Grand Angle Productions, Merignac, France



Colin Scheyen, Toronto, Canada



 Theo Lindquist, Director ~ Los Angeles, CA. USA



 Katherine Sainte Marie, Vista, CA, USA




Roy Arwas, Los Angeles, CA, USA 



Daniel Loepfe, Zurich, Switzerland




St. Lukes, London, UK



 Hyun Seung Seo, Director, YG Entertainment, S. Korea


Norman Ray Fitts, Houston, TX. USA



The Best International Feature, sponsored by the Russian-American Business Publication, went to BULLET TRIP (Japan) directed by Nozomu Kasagi- When young Shinjuku business manNoboru, and his girlfriend, Noriko take an unlikely trip of 800 km. nonstop to the port town of Mihonoseki, strange things occur to re-set their life together onto a different track.

The full detailed WorldFest Remi Awards Winners list will soon be available online at 
Discussions with Cinemark, Westin, Memorial City Mall and other key partners are taking place to plan a possible Autumn unspooling of WorldFest-Houston 53rd Annual Independent International Film Festival. We will keep you updated.


Dates for WorldFest #54 are April 16-25th. 2021.

Entries officially open August 1st, 2020.  Main deadline is December 15, 2020. Final Brick-Wall Entry Deadline with late fee penalties is January 15th, 2021.


WorldFest history: WorldFest, founded as an International Film Society in August 1961, became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York.  WorldFest evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April 1968 and has a long list of “discovered” film greats such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, David Lynch, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Atom Egoyan, Randal Kleiser, Ang Lee, Robert Rodriguez, the Coen Brothers, John Lee Hancock, Randal Kleiser, Francis Ford Coppola and many others from their beginning efforts for film submissions early in their careers.  Multi award-winning producer/director, Hunter Todd, founded this film festival to honor all categories of film and video production continuing his long dedication of “Discovery,” spotlighting emerging Independent filmmakers as “the Spielbergs & Ang Lees of tomorrow.”
WorldFest’s mission is to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, validate brilliant abilities and promote future filmmaking in Texas as well as enhance cultural tourism for Houston and environs.
There were more than 4,500 category entries in all film and video categories; only 12-15% of submitted entries placed for WorldFest Remi awards. 
The WorldFest Remi Award is named for the brilliant artist, Frederic Remington, who captured the Spirit of Texas and the West with his remarkable paintings and sculptures.
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About WorldFest Houston

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(WorldFest-Houston Intl Film & Video Festival)

Kathleen Haney is the Artistic & Program Director of the  52th Annual WorldFest-Houston. She has been associated with WorldFest since 1983 and has been the Program Director since 1998. She was born in Mexico City, speaks Spanish, English and French and graduated from the Univ. of Houston in 1979 cum laudi.
She has served on several international juries and also directs the WorldFest Screenplay Competition.

Hunter Todd is the Chairman & Founding Director of WorldFest-Houston. A former filmmaker, he produced, directed and shot more than 300 films of all types - from features to TV Commercials, and was awarded 117 Intl Awards. He is a retired USCG/Merchant Marine Captain and still sails as much as possible, including the annual HYC Regatta at WorldFest. Married with a 21 going-on-29 daughter who is attending Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. He has served on the Intl juries of more than 25 festivals, most recently was President of the Intl Jury of the Concorto Intl Film Festival in Italy and The Golden Bell TV Festival in Seoul, Korea...
Fun, Fun Fun! Great Films, Great wine, wonderful food, super people! 


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